The Cyprus Hilton Hotel in Nicosia – Modern Luxury in a Historical City of Wonders
If you are thinking about travelling to the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia, then you will no doubt want to engage in luxury while you experience the clash of modern and historical worlds within in the confines of the city. The Cyprus Hilton Hotel is certainly the only argument for luxury because, as of 2011, it’s the only five star hotel in the whole city, and this is something to brag about considering Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus.
The Cyprus Hilton Hotel has everything you could possibly expect from a five star hotel as it contains a variety of swimming pools, sun lounges, and restaurants; it has room service if you can’t be bothered to leave your room for dinner too! It can also act as a base for all your needs in Nicosia as the Cyprus Hilton rental car desk can look after your self-drive ambitions.
Once you have got your Nicosia rental car sorted out you can then you can start taking in the sights of Nicosia itself. One of the first places you will want to take your hire car to is the old part of the city where you can park up and take a walk around some of the traditional Greek Cypriot shops which will certainly have some bargains. The old city is a direct contrast to the sprawling metropolis of the modern part of the city so you are encouraged to use the old-fashioned footpaths and walkways here as the layout hasn’t changed for many, many years.
Another place you will want to visit after you have experienced the steadfast tradition of the old city is the Byzantine Museum. You shouldn’t have much trouble finding the Byzantine Museum even if you have never visited Nicosia before as it’s easily recognisable due to the giant statue of Archbishop Makarios standing outside which you will no doubt drive past with your hire car. With one of the largest collections of 9th to 16th century Orthodox icons in the world you are certain to spend many hours stalking through the halls of the museum as you educate yourself on not only Cyprus’s history but world history too.